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Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive - Exhibitions

As one of the first alternative spaces in New York dedicated to presenting innovative, provocative work at the intersection of art and architecture, Storefront has accumulated an archive documenting its diverse and influential program of over 280 exhibitions and events dating from its founding in 1982. Featuring the work of 1,500+ architects, artists and designers, this material includes a collection of original artwork and over 115 cubic feet of proposals, correspondence, photographs, audio-vis...



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Performance A to Z celebrated the opening of the Storefront for Art and Architecture at 51 Prince St. in New York City in 1982. The series of performance was coordina­ted by Arlene Schloss and RL Seltman. Each of the 26 participating artists, performers and musicians was assigned a letter of the alphabet; every evening at 8pm, from Sept. 18 - Oct. 13, for 26 consecutive nights, a different artist carried out a performance in the gallery space or the nearby sidewalk. All performances were free...
Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive - Exhibitions
by Ila Bêka, Louise Lemoine
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THURSDAY JANUARY 21, 2010 – SATURDAY FEBRUARY 27, 2010 Applying their keen eyes to architecture’s everyday use, filmmakers Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine create intimate portraits of iconic contemporary buildings, giving backstage access to their inner lives and hidden workings. This was recently epitomized by their celebrated documentary,  Koolhaas HouseLife   , which received its UK Premiere as the opening film of the London Architecture Foundation’s  Architecture on Film   series of...
Topics: Film, Documentary, Housekeeping, Window Cleaners, Experience, Koolhaas HouseLife, Pomerol, Herzog...
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WEDNESDAY APRIL 3, 1996 – MONDAY APRIL 8, 1996 One hundred and fifteen discarded objects were collected from the streets of downtown Manhattan, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and Long Island City, Queens over one day.   These objects form a  self-supporting structure in compression, spanning the interior of the Storefront. They are supported only by industrial saran wrap, working in tension as an exterior skin.  
Topics: Found Objects, Manhattan, Williamsburg, Long Island City, Compression, Structure, Tension, Skin,...
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by Thomas Finkelpearl
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Exhibition Photos Notes THURSDAY NOVEMBER 7, 1985 - SUNDAY DECEMBER 1, 1985 In response to the controversy surrounding Richard Serra's Tilted Arc, Storefront invited 29 artists and critics to address the issue of public art in relation to the Federal Plaza site. The exhibition was an attempt to bridge the gap between the intellectual elite and the public, as well as to constructively reframe the debate surrounding the sculpture. While the highly emotional public debate focused on whether the...
Topics: Public Art, Richard Serra, Federal Plaza, Policy, Plaza, Public Space, Architecture, Legality
Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive - Exhibitions
by Beatriz Colomina, Dennis Dollens, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, Cindi Patton, Henry Urbach, Mark Wigley
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Published by New York, N.Y.: Storefront for Art and Architecture, 1994. Printed Book, p. 235 : ill. ; 28 cm
WEDNESDAY MARCH 31, 1999 – SATURDAY MAY 1, 1999 Co-curated by Linda Pollak and landscape architect Paula Meijerink,  Landscape Architect  presents an overview of Yves Brunier’s collages of landscape architecture proposals. Throughout his brief career, curtailed by his sudden death at age 29  in 1991 , Brunier reinvented the notion of the garden in the city, illustrating his ideas with imaginative  collages .
Topics: Landscape, Collage, Garden, City, Imagination
Between War and Peace  was an exhibition dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the end of World War II. In 1945, at the end of the war, and at the beginning of the U.N. era, a final meeting between Winston Churchill, Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Josef Stalin convened. The exhibition was inspired by an old photograph, taken on this occasion, of the world’s leaders posing for history’s camera. Fifty years later, Komar and Melamid returned to the image and incorporated it in their plans for a...
Topic: Between War and Peace
Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive - Exhibitions
by Camilo José Vergara
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The New American Ghetto  was a collaborative, multi-media project that addressed the crisis in public housing and urban community development in North American cities. Based on the extensive research and documentation of photojournalist Camilo José Vergara and including contributions by the Municipal Art Society, the Graduate School of Architecture at Columbia University and the staff of Storefront itself, the joint exhibition demonstrated how the legacy of urban development, undertaken in...
Topics: public housing, community development, North America, Municipal Arts Society, Neighborhoods, Decay,...
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by Association of Architects Bosnia-Herzegovina (Das-Sabih)
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SATURDAY JANUARY 11, 1995 Symposium SARAJEVO: CULTURAL RESISTANCE UNDER SIEGE  Date: Saturday, Febuary 11, 1995 Location: Dia Center For the Arts Address: 155 Mercer Street, NY, NY Admission Fee: $15 General Public                            $10 Students Symposium Brief: This program has organized in conjunction with Warchitecture-Sarajeve: A Wounded City , a multi-media exhibition sponsored by Storefront for Art & Architecture, that describes the combined effects of physical...
Topics: Symposium, Dia Center for the Arts, War, Sarajevo, Destruction, Rebuilding, Siege, Military,...
R: 10.05  Ken Friedman Ken Friedman  created a pattern of lights with candles placed on the gallery floor. He worked in darkness inside Storefront, while a captive audience watched his actions from outside. His way of exiting from the performance was to call a taxi from inside, and run past the audience to disappear in the taxi.
Topics: Storefront for Art and Architecture, Performance, Performance A to Z
C: 9.20 - Kwok Mang Ho Kwok, in presenting his plastic bags exploration, had about 50 people running the street simultaneously in rain. Each holding full blown plastic bags, creating sounds and light from their activity. 
Topics: Storefront for Art and Architecture, Performance, Performance A to Z
Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive - Exhibitions
by Lebbeus Woods
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After a six year hiatus from presenting his work publicly, Lebbeus Woods returned with an exhibition proposing a manifesto for the citizens of Sarajevo who on a daily basis were confronted by the destruction of the built environment they inhabited. Woods’s manifesto proposed methods of incorporating change into daily routines and embracing transition as an unavoidable force in  daily life.
Topics: Sarajevo, citizens, architecture, urbanism, manifesto
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 26, 1992 – SATURDAY OCTOBER 31, 1992 Pressure Buildings and Blackouts  is Mark West's site-specific installation that engages with Storefront’s gallery space, its façade, and the street. Employing a technique in casting concrete with tension membranes, West created a series of sensual, organic concrete forms that extended onto the street via specially-carved openings in the gallery’s façade. These experiments allude to an entirely new, unexplored territory of...
Topics: Installation, Façade, Street, Membrane, Concrete, Organic, Drawings, Collages, Photographs
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 26, 1992 – SATURDAY OCTOBER 31, 1992 Pressure Buildings and Blackouts  is Mark West's site-specific installation that engages with Storefront’s gallery space, its façade, and the street. Employing a technique in casting concrete with tension membranes, West created a series of sensual, organic concrete forms that extended onto the street via specially-carved openings in the gallery’s façade. These experiments allude to an entirely new, unexplored territory of...
Topics: Installation, Pressure Buildings and Blackouts, Façade, Street, Membrane, Concrete, Organic,...
TUESDAY OCTOBER 8, 1996 – FRIDAY NOVEMBER 15, 1996 Images are from the winning projects: Craig Abel (Photo 1), Alberto Kalach (Photo 2-3), Ted Sheridan (Photo 4), Suzan Wines (Photo 5-9),  Mas Yendo (Photo 10) In collaboration with the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Storefront initiated a competition to redesign the Lt. Petrosino Park, a wedge-shaped open space at the intersection of Lafayette, Centre and Kenmare Streets, and Cleveland Place. Like Storefront itself, Petrosino Park is an...
Topics: Craig Abel, Arch. Inc.: Azin Valy and Suzan Wines, Alberto Kalach, Studio E: Patricia Owen, Sound...
Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive - Performances A to Z
by Carolee Schneemann
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V: 10.09  Carolee Schneemann,  Burnout, a performative lecture
Topics: Storefront for Art and Architecture, the narrative of the cat, Performance, Performance A to Z
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 13, 1991 – SATURDAY OCTOBER 26, 1991 As questions concerning human's relationship with nature took on a surging urgency in the early 1990s, Storefront embarked on a series of ecology-themed exhibitions. T wo triangular spaces were created within the gallery space t o accommodate Mel Chin’s installation  The State of Heaven . At the west end of the gallery, a large hand-knotted carpet floated above the heads of the viewers. Its condition represents the global meteorological...
Topics: Nature, 1990s, Ecology, Carpet, Meteorology, Ozone Layer, Monitors, Fractal Program
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 6, 1993 – FRIDAY MARCH 19, 1993 John Bennett, George Bennett, Chien-Ming Chao, Adonis Cleanthous, Irena Ivanovich, Ray-Han Jin, Andrea Ljahnicky, Chung-Ting Lo, Senhiko Nakata, Jordan Parnass, Astrid Perlbinder, Eric Worcester Distraction/Surveillance  is an installation created by final-year students from the Graduate School of Architecture at Colombia University under the supervision of Hani Rashid. The exhibition was to question the role of architecture and image-making...
Topics: Installation, Student, Columbia University, Image-Making, Information, John Bennett, George...
THURSDAY OCTOBER 2, 2008 – TUESDAY NOVEMBER 4, 2008 In January 2008 Storefront presented an international call for ideas: “What if the White House, the ultimate architectural symbol of political power, were to be designed today? On the occasion of the election of the 44th President of the United States of America, Storefront for Art and Architecture, in association with Control Group, challenge you to design a new residence for the world’s most powerful individual.”   Notes Joint...
Topics: Call for Ideas, White House, Presidency, Power, Politics, Architecture, West Wing, Control Group,...
Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive - Exhibitions
by Jerrilynn D. Dodds and Ed Grazda with Khader Humied, Khidir Abdalla, Leila Bahbahani, Numreen Qureshi, Justin Weiner
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Photographs by  Jerrilynn D. Dodds and Ed Grazda with Khader Humied, Khidir Abdalla, Leila Bahbahani, Numreen Qureshi, Justin Weiner SATURDAY NOVEMBER 23, 1996 – WEDNESDAY JANUARY 29, 1997 The Mosques of New York  is a collaborative project aims at documenting each of the Muslim communities' mosques. Its goal was to highlight the ways in which these buildings reflect and create identities for Muslims under a dense urban fabric. The project reflects a desire to disrupt the image of Islam as...
Topics: Mosque, Muslim, Community, Identity, Testimony, Spatial Analysis, Photo, Documentation
SATURDAY MARCH 12, 1994 – SATURDAY APRIL 16, 1994 Laura Kurgan’s  You Are Here: Information Drift  is a computer-based multimedia installation that sought to question the relationship between the digital and the built environment by playing with orientation and disorientation. Using technologies primarily for military applications, such as satellite-based real-time mapping, early implementations of the Global Positioning System (GPS), and Head-Up Displays (HUD), the installation aims to...
Topics: Information, Multimedia, Installation, Digital, Built Environment, Satellite, GPS, HUD, Maps,...
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by Pearson Post Industries
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TUESDAY MARCH 26, 1991 – SATURDAY APRIL 20, 1991 In response to Operation Desert Storm, the US-led war that broke out in the Persian Gulf, Pearson Post Industries (a group specialized in ‘defense entertainment technologies’) inaugurated  Operation Desert Cloud  at Storefront. The group called for a ‘special deployment of an unmanned, automated gallery and a multimedia low-definition broadcast-quality music video.’ The main components of  Operation Desert Cloud  are the...
Topics: Operation Desert Storm, Persian Gulf, War, Technology, Video
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 1, 1991 – SATURDAY FEBRUARY 23, 1991 In his exhibition at Storefront, Belgian architect, artist, and urban theorist Luc Deleu presents a range of projects illustrating his principle of urban development. For Deleu, an understanding of the fundamental principles such scale and perspective is necessary. Through it, the eschewal of axial and symmetrical configurations - the standard means in defining monumentality in architecture since antiquity - was possible. Deleu’s work...
Topics: Belgian, Urban Development, Scale, Perspective, Monumentality, Body Volume, Dynamic
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by Seymour Rutkin, Rolland Ristine
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THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 12, 1985 – SUNDAY OCTOBER 6, 1985 Return to Future  presents independent New York architects Seymour Rutkin and Rolland Ristine's collection of proposals on houses, parks, stadiums, theaters, office buildings, and landscapes. Rutkin’s work originated from a synthesis of organic form with concrete and steel building methods, expressing the physics of compression, tension, and gravity. The exhibition includes drawings, scrapbooks, sketchbooks, and explanatory pamphlets....
Topics: Proposal, Organic Form, Concrete and Steel, Drawings, Scrapbooks, Sketchbooks, Pamphlets, Back to...
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by Peter Lang, William Menking, Superstudio
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FRIDAY NOVEMBER 21, 2003 – SATURDAY JANUARY 31, 2004 Founded in Florence in 1966, the radical Italian group Superstudio articulated the intellectual crisis of modernism by creating subversive and provocative visions of the future before disbanding in 1978. The exhibition at Storefront presented an installation of Superstudio’s “Twelve Ideal Cities”, a satirical vision of humanity’s search for the perfect lifestyle originally staged in 1972 at Galleria Schema in Florence. From...
Topics: Dodici Citta Ideali, Peter Lang, Piero Frassilinelli, Superstudio, Twelve Ideal Cities, William...
FRIDAY MAY 9, 2003 – SUNDAY AUGUST 3, 2003 Launched to coincide with the gallery’s 20th anniversary, The Archive Project was the first time an entire set of Storefront’s newsprints was publicly exhibited. The installation was based around a set of suspended sleeves containing newsletters, as well as a shelf of corresponding binders for each of Storefront’s 120 exhibitions. A timeline illustrating the gallery’s history was applied to the façade. Together, these materials constituted a...
Topics: Storefront, The Archive Project
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 20, 2009 – TUESDAY MARCH 31, 2009 ” The architecture …/… will be a means of modifying present conceptions of time and space… It will be a means of knowledge and a means of actions.”  Gilles Ivain alias Ivan Chtcheglov, 1958 We act to defend architecture that is plural, used, complex, diverse, real, and alive; architecture that is about action and interaction, formation and deformation, transformation, and appropriation. Situation Room as a playground for [re]...
Topics: Playground, Everyday, Furnishing, Domestic, Experiment, Boxes, Urban Infrastructure,...
THURSDAY APRIL 25, 1991 – SATURDAY MAY 25, 1991 the  Empty Pedestals Project  is an experimental forum aimed at examining the role of late-twentieth-century public art in the urban environment. The project focuses on ‘predesignated public art sites’ - spaces that were designated by the government as spaces for art. Four of these sites in New York City served as the sites for the new proposals.   Empty Pedestals Project  Ron Baron, Karen Bermann and Jeanine Centuori, Karl Chu, Curtis...
Topics: Forum, Late-Twentieth-Century, Public Art, Urban Environment, Proposal, Ron Baron, Karen Bermann...
TUESDAY OCTOBER 8, 1996 – FRIDAY NOVEMBER 15, 1996 In collaboration with the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Storefront initiated a competition to redesign the Lt. Petrosino Park, a wedge-shaped open space at the intersection of Lafayette, Centre and Kenmare Streets, and Cleveland Place. Like Storefront itself, Petrosino Park is an offcut of urban space, measuring approximately 160 feet in length and 40 feet at its base. The redesign intends to turn this under-used traffic island into an...
Topics: Craig Abel, Arch. Inc.: Azin Valy and Suzan Wines, Alberto Kalach, Studio E: Patricia Owen, Sound...
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SATURDAY MARCH 21, 1992 – SATURDAY APRIL 25, 1992 Memory of the Future  presents two major projects by Austrian architect Gunther Domenig: the Steinhaus in Steindorf and the Funder Factory. The presented materials are drawings, photographs, models, and video documentation of the construction sites. 
Topics: Austrian, Drawings, Photographs, Models, Videos, Construction Site
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by Mark West
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TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 18, 1990 – SATURDAY OCTOBER 13, 1990 Launched shortly after the collapse of the Berlin Wall and the consequent disintegration of the Eastern Bloc,  Project Atlas  is an international design competition soliciting proposals for the reuse and transformation of one of the iconic architectural artifacts of the Cold War - the Atlas nuclear missile silos. The site of the competition is a group of twelve newly-decommissioned silos located in the region surrounding Plattsburg Air...
Topics: Project Atlas, Kyong Park, Missile Site, Berlin Wall, Eastern Bloc, Reuse, Transformation,...
SATURDAY APRIL 3, 1993 – SATURDAY MAY 1, 1993 In  Body Object Landscape , Michele Saee examined architecture as a spatial extension of all of the senses of the body beyond visual ones. His architectural work emphasizes the role of the human hand in the creative process, in attempting to counteract the proliferation of machine-created forms.
Topics: Body, Senses, Hand, Creative, Machine
Exhibition photos Notes FRIDAY MARCH 22, 2002 – SATURDAY APRIL 20, 2002  Wannaville was created by Megan Sullivan in Berlin over the course of one year, from September 1998 to September 1999. The project was produced by taking five to seven rolls of film per week, recording daily activities throughout the city, processing the film at a drugstore, organizing the images into a series of sequences, and color-copying each sequence to create a booklet. This process resulted in a set of 102...
Topics: German, culture, aesthetics, Berlin, Book, Film
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 4, 2003 – SUNDAY OCTOBER 26, 2003 Urban Renewal: The City without a Ghetto was part of a constellation of projects that investigated how inhabited areas came to be labeled as officially unwanted, unneeded, or unimportant, and the various means used in attempts to remove, renew, revitalize, or redevelop these areas through planning. Using Urban Renewal as a point of departure, this exhibition examined selected episodes and themes in New York and Chicago, the primary case...
Topics: New York, Chicago, Ghetto, James Baldwin, Robert Moses, Post WW II, Urban Renewal, Housing Act,...
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 19, 1994 – SATURDAY DECEMBER 31, 1994 Domestic Arrangement , Andrea Blum’s first solo show in New York City, presents a group of works that use furniture to explore the relationship between public and private space. Moving away from large public projects that have a direct sociological and/or historical relationship with the site, Blum investigates sites and their audience on a more intimate scale. She chooses to examine the psycho-social behaviors through the iconography...
Topics: Solo Show, Furniture, Public and Private, Intimate, Scale, Design
Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive - Exhibitions
by Paul Lewis, Marc Tsurnamaki, and David Lewis (Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis)
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THURSDAY JUNE 12, 1997 – SATURDAY AUGUST 2, 1997 In this exhibition, Storefront presents ten speculative architectural projects by Op’s, a cross-disciplinary collaboration between Paul Lewis, Marc Tsurnamaki, and David Lewis. Works in the exhibition range from realized designs, such as the “Pull of Beauty” installation, to conceptual urban projects. Seemingly banal and overlooked architectures such as movie theaters, health clubs, and video stores formed the centerpieces of their...
Topics: Design, Pull of Beauty, Urban, Banal, Convention, Irrational, Rational
TUESDAY FEBRUARY 10, 1998 – SATURDAY MARCH 7, 1998 Images of the Future  examines the reconfiguration of social boundaries within the globalization of labor, commerce, and culture in 22 international cities. For the show, u rbanism and architecture become a means of investigating the cyclical process of destruction and redevelopment of urban landscapes. The installation at Storefront was a condensed version of one at the Kwangju International Art Biennale, South Korea. 
Topics: Urbanism, Destruction, Redevelopment, Urban Landscape, Kwangju International Art Biennale, South...
I: 9.26  Teching Hsieh Teching Hsieh was the only performer that completed his performance at another location, opening the door and entering his house to end his one-year performance of living outdoor in New York City. This performance showed the flexibility of the A to Z event.
Topics: Storefront for Art and Architecture, Performance, Performance A to Z
Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive - Exhibitions
by Yves Klein
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TUESDAY MARCH 8, 2005 – SATURDAY APRIL 30, 2005 For the first time,   Air Architecture  presented Yves Klein’s architectural projects and theories,  with particular attention to his idea of "the void" as an immaterial architecture. Relying upon the four elements — air, water, fire, and earth — Klein envisioned a world in which man lives in harmony with the four natural elements through  Air Architecture . Famous for his blue-themed monochromes and performances, Klein had a...
Topics: The Void, Immaterial, Four Elements
A: 09.18 - Arlene Schloss Schloss used a number of people in her performance to walk through the street audience and recite her text in differ­ent languages.
Topics: Storefront for Art and Architecture, Performance, Performance A to Z
E: 9.22  Tzvia Stein
Topics: Storefront for Art and Architecture, Performance, Performance A to Z
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by Howard Rosenthal
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SUNDAY APRIL 1, 1984 – FRIDAY APRIL 27, 1984 In the exhibition  Mirror Works , Howard Rosenthal examined mirrors and reflections as a means to explore human perception of the self and the surrounding environment.  Mirror Works  included a helmet to which attached four mirrors, allowing the wearer to observe his or her and the surroundings simultaneously. The work also includes a rocking chair, with its legs extending into a tilted reflection panel.
Topics: Mirror, Reflection, Environment, Rocking Chair
TUESDAY OCTOBER 13, 1998 – MONDAY JANUARY 11, 1999 In conjunction with the exhibition  Premises: Invested Spaces in Visual Arts, Architecture and Design from France, 1958–98  at the Guggenheim Museum, Storefront presented a site-specific installation by artist Claude Lèvêque. The exhibition proposed a speculative and thematic approach to the past forty years of artistic and architectural practices concerning notions of site, territory, and the built environment.
Topics: Guggenheim, France, Site, Territory, Built Environment
SATURDAY DECEMBER 12, 1998 With works by Benjamin Aranda, Beril Guvendik, Lukas Huggenberger, Ryan Hullinger, Yanni Kaklamanis, Kak Lai, Stephen Luk, Ben Pollard, Qiang Su, Philippe Waelle, and Daniel Yang.
Topics: Benjamin Aranda, Beril Guvendik, Lukas Huggenberger, Ryan Hullinger, Yanni Kaklamanis, Kak Lai,...
TUESDAY DECEMBER 12, 1995 – SATURDAY JANUARY 27, 1996 Jean Nouvel’s Architecture Shop  attempts to recreate  the creative energy of  Jean Nouvel’s Parisian atelier   into a gallery setting . Racks of postcards, plastic tubes of posters, packets of slides, and books on Jean Nouvel’s buildings occupied Storefront’s gallery space during the exhibition. Beyond highlighting Nouvel’s architectural work, the show frequently referenced Storefront's surroundings - SoHo’s shopping...
Topics: Shop, Consumption, Paris, Atelier, Postcards, Posters, Slides, Books, SoHo
THURSDAY JANUARY 13, 2000 – SATURDAY FEBRUARY 12, 2000  Tony Feher makes sculptures from everyday consumer detritus such as polyethylene shopping bags and plastic soft drink bottles, Feher employed one of his favorite materials – molded Styrofoam used for packing electronics – to create a site-specific installation at Storefront. Arranged in a grid on the floor, sometimes singly, sometimes stacked, these white forms, designed to fill negative space, became positives resembling...
Topics: Sculpture, Styrofoam
SATURDAY JANUARY 15, 1994 – SATURDAY FEBRUARY 26, 1994 The exhibition highlights Peter Noever's various projects in Burgenland (Breitenbrunn, Austria). Such as  The Pit  and  The Tower  and the  Terrace-Plateau , which is an intervention at MAK in Vienna. This exhibition was the first show after Acconci and Holl's completion of the Storefront facade.
Topics: Austria, Vienna
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 15, 1995 – SATURDAY OCTOBER 28, 1995 City Museum  consists of a series of works that explore the relationship between the city and the cultural industry; between tourism and spectacle. It also examines the status of monuments in a society where memory is no longer embedded in stone or bronze but reside elsewhere. 
Topics: Cultural Industry, Tourism, Monument, New York
SATURDAY MAY 19, 1984 – SUNDAY JUNE 10, 1984 Architecture and Consciousness  is Dan Coma's second solo architecture exhibition at Storefront. J uxtaposited of oriental and occidental elements, the exhibition  was largely influenced by the culture of Dan's native Transylvania (Romania). The exhibition was constituted primarily of drawings of unrealized projects, with critical essays that address architecture as a form of spiritual flight and a means of redemption.
Topics: Oriental, Occidental, Transylvania, Romania, Drawings, Essays, Unrealised Projects, Spiritual,...
Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive - Exhibitions
by Joe McDonald/Urban A&O Architecture LLC
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TUESDAY MARCH 7, 2006 – SATURDAY APRIL 15, 2006 The Bone Wall  by Joe MacDonald/Urban A&O Architecture LCC explored the “continuity" and "connectedness”, two indicators of topological form for digitally generated patterns. For the installation at Storefront, McDonald used advanced algorithmic/parametric software to extend the concept of pattern to a point where the basic element or cell change incrementally in morphology over the course of its run. All 72 cells that made up...
Topics: Continuity, Connectedness, Topological Form, Digital, Pattern, Morphology, Structure
P: 10.03  Yoshiko Chuma Yoshiko Chuma's group invaded the street with dancing movements, jumping over passing cars and trucks. They utilized the stop-and-go sign traffic to compose and direct their spontaneous movements.
Topics: Storefront for Art and Architecture, Performance, Performance A to Z
Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive - Performances A to Z
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Z: 10.13  Horizontal Vertical Band
Topics: Storefront for Art and Architecture, Performance, Performance A to Z
This exhibition, the second by Lebbeus Woods at Storefront, included over 50 pen and ink drawings that aimed to focus public and critical attention on the concept of centrality as it applies to architecture and social existence. Among the works shown were  Citylimit, QUAD, Geomechanical Tower  and  Neomechanical Tower .
Topics: critical attention, centrality
F: 9.23  Angela Hans Angela Hans soaked herself with a water hose outside the Storefront, creating a dual action, visual and sound.
Topics: Storefront for Art and Architecture, Performance, Performance A to Z
K: 9.28  R & V Gerlovin
Topics: Storefront for Art and Architecture, Performance, Performance A to Z
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 20, 1986 – SATURDAY DECEMBER 27, 1986 November to December 1986:   To celebrate its fifth year of programming and its relocation to 97 Kenmare Street, Storefront for Art and Architecture presents a comprehensive review of its past projects, exhibitions, performances, and other programs hosted at its former space at 51 Prince Street. The exhibition features  Homeless at. Home, Adam’s House in Paradise, After Tilted Arc,  and  Centers  by Lebbeus Woods, among many...
Topics: Fifth Year, Programming, Relocation, 97 Kenmare, 51 Prince, Group Exhibition, Lebbeus Woods
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 19, 1989 – SATURDAY OCTOBER 14, 1989 Earth, Air and Water Studies  presented Sandy Gellis' large-scale drawings, photo studies, and models of public and private projects. The works in the exhibition see the city, the suburb, and the countryside as a wholistic system in constant evolution.
Topics: Earth, Air, Water, Drawings, Photos, Models, City, Suburb, Countryside, System, Evolution
Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive - Exhibitions
by Raoul Bunschoten, CHORA
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press release and pamphlets
H: 9.25  Des Refuses
Topics: Storefront for Art and Architecture, Performance, Performance A to Z
L: 9.29  We-Lo
Topics: Storefront for Art and Architecture, Performance, Performance A to Z
THURSDAY JANUARY 21, 2010 – SATURDAY FEBRUARY 27, 2010 Applying their keen eyes to architecture’s everyday use, filmmakers Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine create intimate portraits of iconic contemporary buildings, giving backstage access to their inner lives and hidden workings. This was recently epitomized by their celebrated documentary,  Koolhaas HouseLife   , which received its UK Premiere as the opening film of the London Architecture Foundation’s  Architecture on Film   series of...
Topics: Film, Documentary, Housekeeping, Window Cleaners, Experience, Koolhaas HouseLife, Pomerol, Herzog...
Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive - Exhibitions
by Fonds Regional d’Art Contemporain (FRAC) du Centre, Orleans, France
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select images from exhibition Notes FRIDAY FEBRUARY 9, 2001 - SATURDAY MARCH 17, 2001 "Research Architecture" was an exhibition of over one hundred architectural models, drawings, and documents from the international art and architecture collection of the Fonds Regional d'Art Contemporain (FRAC) du Centre, Orleans, France.  The exhibition was presented in three parts: at Thread Waxing Space, Part I focused on work of the 1950s and 1960s and Part II, hosted by Pratt Institute,...
Topics: Future, Architecture, Contemporary
Notes WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 12, 2003 – SUNDAY APRIL 20, 2003 Throughout the last century, a different kind of warfare has been radically transforming the landscapes of Israel and Palestine. The mundane elements of planning and architecture have been conscripted as tactical tools in the Israeli state strategy, seeking national and geo-political objectives in the organization of space. The landscape becomes the battlefield in which power and state control confront subversive and direct resistance....
Topics: Eyal Weizman, Rafi Segal, The Politics of Israeli Architecture
FRIDAY OCTOBER 19, 1990 – SATURDAY NOVEMBER 17, 1990 Dan Hoffman's works on view at the Storefront shows a recurrent concern with material processes in architectural constructions, the increasing separation of the architect from the site, and the conditions of buildings. Hoffman’s concern about reestablishing body’s relation to building activities was reflected in six studies of building formwork, each contains and directs liquid materials such as concrete, resin, lead, and wax. The...
Topics: Material Process, Body, Construction, Liquid Material, Formwork, Inversion
Opening reception : September 14, 7pm Storefront for Art and Architecture is extremely pleased to announce the inauguration of its 2010-11 exhibition season with a new project by internationally acclaimed artist Do Ho Suh.  The Bridge Project  is Do Ho Suh’s most recent chapter in his ongoing work,  A Perfect Home. Over the past two years Do Ho Suh and his team of researchers, architects, and designers have generated four fantastical bridge designs that propose ways to connect Seoul, South...
Topics: Bridge, Conceptual, Architecture, New York, Seoul, Migration, Homecoming
1 press release; 1 artist statement;
Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive - Exhibitions
by Peter Lang
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TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 18, 1990 – SATURDAY OCTOBER 13, 1990 Launched shortly after the collapse of the Berlin Wall and the consequent disintegration of the Eastern Bloc, Project Atlas is an international design competition soliciting proposals for the reuse and transformation of one of the iconic architectural artifacts of the Cold War - the Atlas nuclear missile silos. The site of the competition is a group of twelve newly-decommissioned silos located in the region surrounding Plattsburg Air...
Topics: Project Atlas, Kyong Park, Missile Site, Berlin Wall, Eastern Bloc, Reuse, Transformation,...
WEDNESDAY MAY 3, 1989 – SATURDAY MAY 27, 1989 Influenced by the philosophy of Rudolf Steiner and by the folk art of his native Hungary, Imre Makovecz produced organic architectures that pose a challenge to modernism. Makovecz's architectures speak of a universal and divine phenomenon. The exhibition presents a selection of projects: churches, residential projects, the Sarospatak Cultural Center, and community centers, as well as projects created with architecture students during...
Topics: Organic, Universal, Divinity, Church, Residential, Cultural Center, Community Center, Visegràd...
Press release; Exhibition description; Thread Waxing Space pamphlet; postcard; "Architects for a Really Socialist Environment" pamphlet, "Remembering Architecture's Dream Team" review on Wall Street Journal;"From the 60's, Paper Dreams That Reflect the Modern City" review on NYTimes; "Instant City: Retrospective Celebrates the Urban Context" review on Landscape Architecture;
Source: folio
press release, project statement
Source: folio
SATURDAY MARCH 12, 1994 – SATURDAY APRIL 16, 1994 Laura Kurgan’s  You Are Here: Information Drift  is a computer-based multimedia installation that sought to question the relationship between the digital and the built environment by playing with orientation and disorientation. Using technologies primarily for military applications, such as satellite-based real-time mapping, early implementations of the Global Positioning System (GPS), and Head-Up Displays (HUD), the installation aims to...
Topics: Information, Multimedia, Installation, Digital, Built Environment, Satellite, GPS, HUD, Maps,...
1982.09.19 Performance A to Z - B: Billy Bell
Topics: Storefront for Art and Architecture, Performance, Performance A to Z
N: 10.01 Sandra McKee 
Topics: Storefront for Art and Architecture, Performance, Performance A to Z
Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive - Exhibitions
by Raoul Bunschoten, CHORA
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TUESDAY APRIL 8, 1997 – SATURDAY MAY 24, 1997 The idea for the exhibition  Liminal Bodies  evolved from the work of Raoul Bunschoten and CHORA, a non-profit London-based organization focuses on urban studies. O ften commissioned by universities, architects, community groups and civic authorities,  t he two's had conducted research in developing new models and positions, with specific analysis on the state of urban environments in the 1990s. Their work ranges from theoretical...
Topics: Non-Profit, University, Community, Civic, 1990s, Theoretical, Educational, Cultural, Urban